Telling the ongoing: The temporalities of mundane stories in mobile messaging: DiLCo Lecture Series 2023 (7 December) - Florian Busch - Universität Hamburg
Lecture2Go Catalog F.5 - Geisteswissenschaften Sprache, Literatur, Medien (SLM I + II) Digital language variation in context (DiLCo)
Telling the ongoing: The temporalities of mundane stories in mobile messaging: DiLCo Lecture Series 2023 (7 December)
Florian Busch is assistant professor at the Institute of German Studies at the University of Bern. His research interests include interactional sociolinguistics, grapholinguistics, digital communication as well as metapragmatics and language ideologies. He co-edited a special issue on "The Sociolinguistics of Exclusion" in Language & Communication and published a book on adolescents' digital writing. He is the Principal Investigator of the SNSF-funded research project "Texting in Time", exploring the temporalities of smartphone-based interactions in the mediatized lives of European societies. Against the backdrop of the increasing physical mobility of digital communication through the rise of smartphones, the talk examines the narrative practices that participants adopt when they can potentially tell stories from anywhere at any time. In particular, the talk will discuss mundane narrative sequences in mobile messenger interactions, in which an event is narrated shortly after or even simultaneously with its occurrence. Drawing on research on small stories (cf. Bamberg 2004) as well as on narratological research on time (cf. Genette 2010), the talk will present an interactional approach to the specific conditions of telling the ongoing in smartphone-based communication. DiLCo Lecture Series 2023 aims to showcase cutting edge international research on digitally language and communication by both senior and younger researchers from across the world. We wish to present research that explores digital language and communication by drawing on key concepts and topics in socio-cultural linguistics, such as community, context, identity, mediated interaction, multimodality, and linguistic change. We particularly welcome presentations of innovative methods that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. --- DiLCo (‘Digital language variation in context’) is a 3-year international research network initiated in 2021 at the University of Hamburg. The network brings together researchers from Europe and USA with expertise in computational, interactional, and ethnographic approaches to digital language and linguistics. It aims to provide a platform for the development of interdisciplinary ideas in digital language and communication research, and for early-career capacity building.